Metastatic Neoplasms to the Oral Cavity Treatment & Management

Updated: Jun 26, 2018
  • Author: Abraham Hirshberg, MD, DMD; Chief Editor: Jeff Burgess, DDS, MSD  more...
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Treatment

Medical Care

Oral metastases usually indicate widespread disease. Treatment modalities are limited to palliation. In some cases, surgical treatment, sometimes combined with radiation therapy and/or chemotherapy, can improve the patient's quality of life.

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Surgical Care

Adequate surgical treatment can improve the prognosis in some cases in which the oral region is the single metastatic site.

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